Monday, December 26, 2011

one rank one pension-latest news

One rank, one pension gets panel's backing

Parliament of India 
(Rajya Sabha Secretariat)
Press Release
Hundred and Forty-second Report on the petition praying for grant of one rank one pension to the armed forces personnel.
The Committee on Petitions of Rajya Sabha under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, MP, presented its Hundred and Forty-second Report to the Rajya Sabha on 19th December, 2011 on the petition praying for grant of one rank one pension to the armed forces personnel.
2. The Petition was submitted by Shri Sanjay Prabhu and others, resident of Bangalore and countersigned by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP, Rajya Sabha.
3. The Committee during the course of its deliberations interacted with the petitioners, representatives of Departments of Ex-servicemen Welfare (M/o Defence), Expenditure (M/o Finance) and Pensions and Pensioner’s Welfare (M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions) and some organizations/individuals.
4. Following are the important recommendations of the Committee:-
4.1 The Committee has taken note of the fact that a sum of Rs.1300 crores is the total financial liability for the year 2011-12 in case OROP is implemented fully for all the defence personnel in the country across the board. The Committee was informed that out of this, 1065 crores would go to retirees belonging to Post Below Officer Ranks (PBOR) while the Commissioned Officers would be getting the remaining i.e. 235 crores. The Committee felt that 1300 crores is not a very big amount for a country of our size and economy for meeting the long pending demand of the armed forces of the country. The Committee understand that this 1300 crores is the expenditure for one year which might increase at the rate of 10 percent annually. Even if it is so, the Committee does not consider this amount to be high, keeping in view the objective for which it would be spent.
(Para 11 of the Report)
4.2 The Committee was not convinced with the version of the Ministry of Finance that the grant of OROP to the defence personnel would eventually generate similar requests from the civilian work force of the country under the Central Government and the State Governments. The Committee feels so because of the quite different terms and conditions of service of the two different categories of employments. The terms and conditions of armed forces are tougher and harsher than the civilian 
Government employee. On the issue of returning of service medals by the defence personnel of our country to the President of India in view of the Governments’ apathetic attitude towards their demand of grant of OROP, the Committee was of the  view that our defence personnel should not feel alienated to this extent again and they are not forced to surrender their hard earned service medals in this manner to exhibit their discontent with the government policies.
(Para 11.2 of the Report)
4.3 The Committee also felt that the decision of the Government to bring our defence personnel on the pattern of the civilians with regard to their pay, pension, etc. (from Third Central Pay Commission onwards) is not a considered decision which has caused hardship to the defence personnel and has given birth to their demand for OROP. The Committee understand that before the Third Central Pay Commission, the defence personnel were getting their pay / pension on the basis of separate criteria unconnected with the criteria devised for the civilian work force. That criteria acknowledged and covered the concept of OROP which has been given up after the Third Central Pay Commission.
(Para 11.4 of the Report

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DA FROM JANUARY 2012

EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM JANUARY 2012

Expected DA from Jan 2011
Perhaps it is very early to calculate the status of  additional Dearness allowance from January, 2012 for Central Government employees and Pensioners, before releasing the AICPIN for the balance of three months i.e.October, November and December. Enquiries are being poured as comments and received emails to our inbox about the expected DA from Jan, 2012. We can assume that the AICPIN will certainly go up, because of the essential commodities prices are going high with non stop. Anyway we can assume the additional Dearness allowance from January 2012 will be minimum 7%. The existing Dearness allowance is 58%, it will become as 58% + 7% = 65%.

Monday, December 12, 2011

ONE RANK ONE PENSION

One Rank-One Pension
The gap between past pensioners and their youger equivalents retiring from the armed forces does not necessarily keeps widening with every successive pay commission. Over the years several improvements have been made in pension of past pensioners. The pension of past pensioners have revised in accordance with recommendation of each successive Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government. The Sixth Pay Commission had recommended fitment formula and modified parity for past pensioners, in order to reduce the gaps, which were accepted by the Government.

Pension Improvement is an ongoing process and considerable improvements have been made in the pensions of armed forces personnel. The Group of Ministers (GoM) had in 2005 improved the pensionary benefits of PBORs. On the recommendations of PMO, a Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary in June, 2009 to look into the issue of `One Rank One Pension and other related matters. After considering all aspects of the matter, the Committee keeping in mind the spirit of the demand, suggested several measures to substantially improve pensionary benefits of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Commissioned Officers, which have been accepted by the Government and orders for implementation of all the recommendations have been issued. These are available at www.pcdapension.nic.in.
 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRaju in a written reply to Dr.RajanSushantand others in LokSabha today.
 

PK/NN
 
(Release ID :78436)

Monday, December 5, 2011

TURNOVER OF CSD CANTEENS

TURNOVER OF DEFENCE CANTEENS
Turnover, Profit and Profit distributed to beneficiaries after depositing 50% in Consolidated Fund of India (CFI) of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) during the last three years, year-wise, is as under:-
(Rupees in Crore)
Year
Turnover
Profit
Profit distributed to beneficiaries
2007-08
-
-
84.44
2008-09
6955.11
203.69
101.84
2009-10
8689.80
226.53
113.26
2010-11
9534.29
Annual accounts for this period are under finalization.

As per laid down policy, 50% of the total profits earned by CSD is being deposited into Consolidated Fund of India (CFI). The remaining 50% is distributed to various beneficiaries as determined by the Competent Authority. As per policy in vogue, after deduction of regular and adhoc allocations of 4.91 % of this amount, the balance is allocated to Army, Air Force and Navy in the ratio of 85:10:5.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri Ram Krjpal Yadav and Shri Shadi Lal Batra in Rajya Sabha on 30 Nov 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Women in Defence Forces

Women in Defence Forces

Women are inducted in Armed Forces as Officers. The strength of women officers in the three Services of the Armed Forces during the last three years and the current year (Service-wise), is as under:
Year

Strength of Women Officers


(Excluding Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps


and Military Nursing Services)


Army

Navy
Air Force
2008
1072

173
957
2009
1030

176
915
2010
999

191
889
2011
1055

288
936
There is no separate fixed sanctioned strength for recruitment of Women officers in the Armed Forces and they are recruited within the overallauthorised strength of officers in the respective Service. They are inducted as Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) in various Services/Branches of the three Service as indicated below:-
Women officers are inducted as SSC officers in following Branches/Cadres of the three Services viz. Army, Navy and Air Force:
ARMY:Signals; Engineers; Army Aviation; Army Air Defence; Electronics & Mechanical Engineers; Army Service Corps; Army Ordnance Corps; Intelligence; Army Education Corps; Judge Advocate General.
NAVY:JAG; Logistics; Observer; Air Traffic Controller; Naval Constructor; Education.
AIR FORCE:In all branches and Streams except Fighter Stream of flying branch.
The Armed Forces have submitted a comprehensive policy paper on induction and employment of Women. The Ministry after considering the policy paper keeping in view the role and responsibility of the Armed Forces in defending the nation and protecting the territorial integrity of the country have issued a Government letter on 11th November 2011 inter-alia laying down policy on induction and employment of women in Armed Forces including grant of Permanent Commission to women SSCOs, as under:
(i)                 Women Officers may continue to be inducted as Short Service Commission officers(SSCOs) in Branches/Cadres where they are being inducted presently in the three Services;
(ii)               Women SSCOs will be eligible for consideration for grant of permanent commission along with men SSCOs in specific Branches in the three Services viz. Judge Advocate General(JAG) and Army Education Corps (AEC) of Army and their corresponding branches in Navy and Air Force; Naval constructor in Navy and Accounts branch in Air Force, as specified in Ministry`s letter No. 12(1)/2004-D(AG) Pt-II dated 26th September, 2008;
(iii)             In addition to the above, in the Air Force, women SSCOs will be eligible along with men SSCOs, for consideration for grant of permanent commission in Technical, Administration, Logistics and Meteorology Branches.
The grant of permanent commission will be subject to willingness of the candidate and service specific requirements, availability of vacancies, suitability, merit of the candidate as decided by each Service.
Further, a matter regarding grant of permanent commission to women officers in Army is sub-judice before the Hon`ble Supreme Court.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply toShri Sanjay Bhoi and others in Lok Sabha on 28 Nov 2011
PK /NN


Thursday, November 24, 2011

ARMED FORCES PERMANENT COMMISSION TO WOMEN OFFICERS

PERMANENT COMMISSION TO WOMEN OFFICERS
Armed Forces were requested to prepare a comprehensive coherent policy paper on induction of Women, which has been submitted to the Ministry in August 2011. The policy paper has been considered by the Ministry keeping in view the role and responsibility of the Armed Forces in defending the nation and protecting the territorial integrity of the-country. Based thereon, a Government letter has been issued on 11th November, 2011 inter-alia laying down policy on induction and employment of women in Armed Forces as under: 

(i) Women Officers may continue to be inducted as Short Service Commission Officers` (SSCOs) in Branches/Cadres where they are being inducted presently in the three Service`s;
 

(ii) Women SSCOs will be eligible for consideration for grant of permanent commission along with Men SSCOs in specific Branches in the three Services viz. Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Army Education Corps (AEC) of Army and their corresponding branches in Navy and Air Force; Naval constructor in Navy and Accounts branch in Air Force, as specified in Ministry`s letter No:12(i)/2004-D(AG)Pt.Il, dated 26th Septembet,2008;`
 

(iii) In addition to the above, in the Air Force, women SSCOs will be eligible alongwith men SSCOs, for consideration for grant of permanent commission in Technical, Administration, Logistics and Meteorology Branches.
 

The grant of permanent commission will be subject to willingness of the candidate and service specific requirements, availability of vacancies, suitability, merit of the candidate as decided by each Service.
 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri Balwinder Singh Bhunder in Rajya Sabha on 23rd Nov 2011.
 

PK/NN
 
(Release ID :77410)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ms Dhoni, Abhinav Bindra commissioned as Honorary Lt Colonel

Ms Dhoni, Abhinav Bindra and Dr Deepak Rao Granted Honorary Rank in Territorial Army
MS Dhoni, Abhinav Bindra and Dr Deepak Rao were pipped in by the Army Chief Gen VK Singh today, here. MS Dhoni and Abhinav Bindra have been commissioned as Honorary Lt Colonel and Dr Deepak Rao commissioned as a Honorary Major in the Territorial Army.

MS Dhoni and Abhinav Bindra have been bestowed the honour for their outstanding contribution in the field of sports and their commitment to the Army on various occasions. MS Dhoni has set an example by his unstinted hard work, discipline and supreme dedication. His leading the team from the front, remaining ultra cool in adversities, maintaining excellent physical standards, and giving all credit to his teammates, is very synonymous to the Army way of leadership.
 

Abhinav Bindra is youth icon and his qualities as a valiant fighter, dedication, hardwork, supreme concentration and perseverance are synonymous to an Army leader.
 

Deepak Rao is the first Indian to specialize in modern Close Quarter Battle Training (CQB) and has imparted his expertise for 17 years to train soldiers from various Indian forces. He has also been Instructor in Reflex Shooting and Deep Sea Diving. Despite his outstanding achievements he remains committed, selfless and has dedicated his life for Army as an organisation. For his yeomen service to the nation and specifically providing assistance to training of the Armed Forces in Close Quarter Battle, Advanced Commando Combat System and Combating Terrorism, Dr Rao has been bestowed with the honour.
 

All the three young honorary officers have always followed the ethos and culture of the Indian Army. By donning the Olive Greens, they will be an inspiration to many youngsters of our Nation. As Brand Ambassadors of the Indian Army, they will strengthen the citizen-soldier bonds. Col (Honorary) Anil Habbu, Lt Col (Honorary) Kapil Dev and Lt Col (Honorary) Mohanlal are the other Honorary officers of the Territorial Army.
 

Veerendra/ Dhup/Balwant
 
(Release ID :76949)


Thursday, October 20, 2011

KARUNAGAPPALLY TALUK EX-SERVICEMEN WOMENS CONFERENCE -2011

Shri. K.K. Govindan Nair, Director
 Rajya Sainik Board, Kerala- inaugurating Women s Conference
Col. Gokula,NCC Gp Comdr, Felicitate Smt. Seethalekshmi, 
Grama panchayath member wife of an ex-serviceman
Saluting ....Family Members of Ex-Servicemen 
Ex-Serviceman & Circle Inspector of Police Shri. Radhakrishna Pillai presenting momentum

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

EX-SERVICES LEAGUE FAMILY FEST -2011
KARUNAGAPPALLY TALUK
Col Gokula, Gp Comdr NCC

Kodiyattu Ramachandran Pillai, Taluk President

Sathees Chandran. P, Taluk Secretary

Former Minister C Divakaran

KK Govindan Nair, Director Rajyasainik

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Resolve Ex-Servicemen Pension Grievances Quickly


Antony’s Message to Defence Accounts on Annual Day

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony asked senior Defence Finance officials of his Ministry to consider the satisfaction level of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) pensioners as the benchmark of their performance. Addressing the 264th Annual Day Celebration of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) here today, Shri Antony pointed out that his office still continues to receive several pension settlement related grievances.

“True, most of these cases were a baggage from the past as a consequence of Pay Commission recommendations and Cabinet decision on pay and pension hike, yet these needed to be addressed at the shortest possible time,” Shri Antony said. “Ultimately, the taste of the pudding lies in its eating,” he quipped adding that “the veterans deserved their due as they had sacrificed the prime of their life safeguarding our borders.”

The Defence Minister hoped that the two IT projects ‘Sangam’, for pension payment, and ‘Dolphin’ related to monthly pay system for the Other Ranks (OR) in Army, will facilitate quick disbursal of dues to the serving ORs and ESM. “You must strive to provide enhanced customer satisfaction through hassle-free service and prompt and accurate payment of dues to the soldiers and their dependents.” Project ‘Sangham’ has fulfilled a long-pending demand of our ESM.

Commending the DAD for launching of its two IT projects – ‘Vishwak’ and ‘Bhawan’, Shri Antony said, “You should strive to utilise this advantage to assist the Services in achieving their goals.” Underlining the need for transparency in accounting procedures, the Defence Minister observed, “In today’s era of globalisation, accountability has acquired new connotations. Accountability is no longer restricted to quantitative techniques and financial inputs and outputs. It has become an integral part of good governance, with several aspects like integrity, transparency, responsiveness and sustainability becoming a part and parcel.”

On the occasion, the Shri Antony also presented the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the year 2011. The Excellence Award for Software Development was bagged by CGDA (IT Wing Team) headed by Shri S Murali Krishnan, which has developed Project ‘Suvigya’ (Pension inquiry system), Project ‘Aashraya (pension disbursement system) and Project ‘Darpan’ (Defence Accounts Receipts and Payments Analyses). CDA Secunderabad, Secunderabad team headed by Shri Y Rajareddy was awarded the Excellence Award for Project ‘Dophin’, an online PBOR Monthly Pay System. PCDA (Central Command) team headed by Shri HH Mishra also bagged the Excellence Award for launching of Monthly Pay System and its implementation on all Pay AccountsOffices.

Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Shrimati Neelam Nath, Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Shri Nand Kishore and Additional CGDA Ms UG Antony were among the dignitaries present at thefunctions.

Sitanshu Kar/PK/NN (Release ID :76384)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION


Implementation of One Rank One Pension
Improvement in pension is an ongoing process. Though the demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been considered by various Committees in the past but it has not been found feasible to accept it. However, keeping in mind the spirit of the demand a Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to look into the issue of OROP and other related matters, which submitted its report on 30.6.2009. The Committee made seven recommendations to substantially improve pensionary benefits of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Commissioned Officers, which have been accepted by the Government. Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence has accordingly issued orders in implementation of the same vide Government letters dated 30.10.2009, 19.1.2010, 20.1.2010 & 8.3.2010 which are also available on www.pcdapension.nic.in. These orders have substantially increased the pension of pre 2006 retirees. 
The yearly statement of booking of Defence Pension Expenditure during and up to the month of March ending (2009-2010 & 2010-2011) shows that the total amount allotted for Defence Pension Expenditure has been booked in full and no amount is lying unspent. Further as per the reports received from various pension disbursing authorities including Public Sector Banks/Private Sector Banks almost 98.5% cases requiring revision have been cleared. Only few cases are pending for revision, which are also being pursued for early settlement. 

The process of revision of pension is being monitored regularly by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW), Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) and the Department of Financial Services.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PAllam Raju in written reply to Shri K.E. Ismail in Rajya Sabha today. 
·        Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Defence 
03-August-2011 11:47 IST

Friday, September 16, 2011

DA FOR PENSIONERS


Dearness allowance for Pensioners hiked by 7%
 NEW DELHI: Ahead of the festival season, the government announced a seven per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance of its employees.
The decision to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) for five million Central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) for about four million pensioners was taken by the Union Cabinet.
The pay hike would be applicable from July 1.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

EX-SERVICES LEAGUE THEKKUMBHAGOM UNIT


EX-SERVICES LEAGUE THEKKUMBHAGOM UNIT

28 Aug 2011

KUDUMBA SANGAMAM

Inaugurated by Labour Minister Sri. Shibhu Baby John

1971 Banglades War 40TH Anniversary

Inaugurated by State President Sri. Varghese Kappil

Our Co-operative Society 15th Anniversary

Inaugurated by Jilla President Sri. N. Padmanabhapillai 




Thursday, August 18, 2011

DEFENCE PENSIONERS NEW SOFTWARE


Project ‘SANGAM’ for Defence Pensioners Launched
Controller General of Defenc Accounts (CGDA) Shri Nand Kishore recently launched a software project ‘SANGAM’ for defence pensioners in a function at its headquarters at Delhi Cantonment. Speaking on this occasion, Controller General of Defence Accounts mentioned that the project ‘SANGAM’ will provide useful Management Information System (MIS) to the financial planners in the Ministry of Defence.

Project ‘SANGAM’ is a software which will facilitate issuance of corrigendum pension payment orders. This will address the demand from the ex-servicemen for issue of individual corrigendum pension payment order consequent to implementation of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission (6th CPC).

This software project is one step forward from the project ‘SUVIGYA’ which was launched in October last year on the occasion of Defence Account Department Day and is very popular among defence pensioners.

The pension payment orders to be issued using ‘SANGAM’ software will be a special corrigendum pension payment system which will contain all the basic details of original pension payment order. It will also have details of family pension, disability pension and any other type of pension available to a pensioner. The new corrigendum pension payment order is unique in the sense that it gives new ID to each pensioner which will be helpful in readily accessing all data relating to a pensioner.

There are about 18 lakh defence pensioners who will be benefitted with the launch of project ‘SANGAM’ in the long run. It will also help in grievance redressal of pensioners with regard to the correctness of payment of pension.

The software has been developed in house by a team of officers from IT wing of Controller General of Defence Accounts, headed by Shri Murli Krishnan, Sr ACGDA (IT).

DM/NN
(Release ID :73367)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

DPDO PENSION MONTHLY STATEMENT FORM

New facility for sending Monthly Statement of Pension from DPDOs has been launched.



New Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC).


Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma
took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC).

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC). He received the baton of Chairman, COSC from outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal PV Naik in a brief ceremonial function at South Block. Chief of Army Staff, Gen VK Singh was also present along with other senior officers from the services.

Commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1970, Admiral Nirmal Verma, a specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare, has four decades of experience spanning across various afloat and ashore appointments. His sea tenures include commands of INS Ranvir, a Kashin Class Destroyer and the Aircraft Carrier, INS Viraat. He is an alumnus of the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, UK and the US Naval War College, Rhode Island. In the Flag Rank, he has been the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy & Plans), the Chief of Personnel, Vice Chief of Naval Staff and the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command

DM/HH/AKR
(Release ID :73572)

Monday, August 15, 2011

NEW DA JULY 2011


Expected DA from July 2011


We feel features, expectations and calculations are on the forefront for most of the central government employees regarding the additional Dearness Allowance from July, 2011 to be announced soon.

There will be no change in the 7% DA unless a huge change takes place in the month of June AICPIN (i.e.if the AICPIN falls below 180 points or increase above 195, a change of DA can take place, but chances are very remote.) AICPIN now stands at 187.

Surprisingly, some employees are eager to know if the DA crosses 100%, it will merge with the basic pay or not.
There is no such recommendations said in the 6th CPC.The allowances only will be increased by another 25%, every time the DA crosses 50%.

Assumption are that the DA will touch 100% in the next three years. Before the 7th CPC, which will be from 2016, the DA surely crosses 100%. 

The DA was merged with the basic pay as happened in the year 2004, the 5th CPC had recommended that DA should be converted into Dearness pay each time the CPI increase by 50% over the base index used by the Pay Commission.





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Thursday, June 30, 2011

ONE RANK, ONE PENSION FOR EX-SERVICEMEN


ONE RANK, ONE PENSION
DEFENCE MINISTER A.K. ANTONY SAYS GOVT NEARING ‘ONE RANK, ONE PENSION’ DREAM :
Govt Keen to Resettle ex-servicemen
Studying options to place them in paramilitary
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 27
With more than 50,000 officers and men in military service hanging up their boots every year, the government is “seriously” looking at the option of providing employment to ex-servicemen in central paramilitary forces.

Defence Minister AK Antony emerging from a meeting of the Kendriya Sainik Board told reporters that one of the suggestions was to find more opportunities for ex-servicemen in the paramilitary forces. “The government will discuss this issue seriously and already some discussions are going on,” Antony said.
The minister said every year around 50,000 officers and other ranks retired from the services but their skills were not being utilised effectively post-retirement. The nation could not afford to waste the vast reservoir of disciplined workforce. With hands-on work experience in about 300 trades, the young, disciplined workforce could be of immense benefit to society and the nation, the minister added.
Antony said he had written to the Chief Ministers of all states to provide more avenues of employment to ex-servicemen. The states must devise ways and means to open up more fields of economic activity where the rich and practical experience of ex-servicemen could best be utilised.
It was also decided at the meeting to make an appeal to the Centre, state governments and the private sector to take more retired armed forces personnel in their pool.
Asked if the government was planning to accept the demand of ex-servicemen for “one rank, one pension”, Antony said in the last seven years of the UPA rule, the pensions of Army personnel had been increased twice. “Though ‘one rank, one pension’ is a dream, we are nearing it. Our approach is... that step by step increase it at least to the nearest pole. We are in the process and whenever we get an opportunity, we try to increase it,” he said.
Antony said the ministry was also going to ask the state governments to increase the reward money paid to gallantry award winners and their families.
“Recently we had increased the amount for them but that is not enough. We are again going to take up that matter with the government,” he said. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

REVISION OF PENSION IN RESPECT OF PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK


AMENDMENTS, DELETIONS AND ADDITIONS  OF 6TH PAY COMMISSION FOR JCOs AND ORs


Recommendations of the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee-Revision of pension in respect of Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharge prior to 1.01.2006. This is with regard to the new scales notified in Consequence to the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries in March 2010.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES


CENTRAL PARAMILITARY FORCES ARE NOW OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (CAPF)
Central forces were variably referred to as Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMFs), Central Police Organizations (CPOs) as well as Central Police Forces (CPFs).

The Home Ministry has however officially changed the nomenclature of BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and CRPF and these organizations shall now be called Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). A letter to the effect has already been issued by the MHA.

The change does not affect other police organizations under the MHA.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Central Cabinet Approved New DA


Central Cabinet Approved DA Increase 
w.e.f January 2011
Central Government declared the increase in Dearness Allowance with effect from January 2011 in Paliament. The increase in DA will be six percent (6%) only. Now the New DA rate will be 51%. This decision will benefit about 38 lakh pensioners.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011 HAS BEEN DECLARED THE YEAR OF THE DISABLED SOLDIER


PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT PASSES STRICTURES AND IMPOSES A FINE OF RS 50,000 ON THE GOVT FOR MISLEADING THE COURT IN A DISABILITY PENSION CASE (Link with Indian Military. Info)

Shocking would be too light a word to describe the extent to which our Record Offices can go to defeat claims of our own disabled soldiers. And 2011 HAS BEEN DECLARED THE YEAR OF THE DISABLED SOLDIER !!!

A petition filed by a boarded out disabled personnel, Sukhjinder Singh, was allowed by a Single Bench of the Hon’ble High Court which directed the release of disability pension to him.

The Union of India, as expected, however filed a Letter Patents Appeal (LPA) before a Division Bench challenging the order of the Single Bench and also alleging on affidavit that the Invaliding Medical Board had declared the disability ‘
neither attributable to, nor aggravated by military service’. A copy of the board was however not produced before the Court.

The Division Bench asked the Union of India to produce before it a copy of the Medical Board which was done on the next date of hearing and which consequently left the Court aghast. The Medical Board had in fact clearly declared the disability as ‘aggravated by physical stress and strain of service’.

Clearly perturbed by the conduct, following are the excerpts of the order finally passed by the Hon’ble Court :

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Revision of Pension for ex-servicemen


Revision of  Pension

As per existing rule, pension of TS Naik/Hony NK and Hony Havildar i s  `1/- less  than pension admissible  for NK and Havildar for the  same length of qualifying service and group of pay in which he was last paid respectively. It is therefore, clarified that the rate of pension shown in Annexure III (Revised for PBOR of Army and equivalent rank in Navy and Airforce indicating the changes in pension of the affected PBOR will also be applicable for TS Naik, Hony Naik and Hony Havildar reducing pension by ‘1/-‘. pcda circular